Hari Raya Puasa

Hari Raya Puasa is the last day of Ramadan for Muslims, more commonly known as Eid.  This year, it fell on Friday the 10th of September.

In Singapore, it is celebrated as one of ten public holidays throughout the year, so Ravi had it off (although he was still feeling under the weather after being ill earlier in the week).  I had hoped that there might be a festival or something exciting going on, but when we walked to Arab Street in Geylang, it was quiet because everyone was at the masjid, praying.  I read somewhere that there is a Ramadan Bazaar and a Holiday Light-Up, but apparently those happen before Eid and not on Eid specifically (locals, please correct me and tell me where I should have gone instead if I’m wrong).

So instead, we ended up wandering around Arab Street and the surrounding area, which made for a lovely evening.  I didn’t get the chance to actually wish someone “Selemat Hari Raya” (Happy New Year in Malay) but it was a nice night.

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